An introductory meeting with Katherine Stansfield will be held on Wednesday 25th February at 4pm in the Ceramics Gallery.
The Hotpot Project is an exhibition and series of changing installations based on the Ann Carr collection of pottery by Michael Cardew and colleagues at Wenford Bridge, currently on display in the Ceramics Gallery on the ground floor of the Arts Centre.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be running a series of free writing workshops based around the exhibition, considering the aesthetic qualities of the objects on display – their shape, colour, texture − and their practical use, with a focus on making and eating. Discussion and writing exercises will provide starting points for new work that will take shape over the course of the exhibition and will form the basis of a publication. There will be a screening of Mud and Water Man, a film about Michael Cardew and his life in Africa and at Wenford Bridge. We’ll be handling the ceramics in the gallery, and there will be a reading of the writing produced during the project.
To join in you don’t need to know anything about ceramics or pottery, or even to have tried your hand at writing before. It’s also not necessary to come to all of the workshops.
If you would like any further information, or if you’d like to take part in the workshops but can’t make the first meeting, please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org. Do feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested.
Katherine Stansfield is a poet and novelist. Her debut novel, The Visitor, was published in 2013 by Parthian, and her first collection of poems, Playing House, was published by Seren in 2014. Now based in Aberystwyth, she grew up in North Cornwall, in the village of St Breward which was home to the Wenford Bridge Pottery. Her creative work draws on Cornish history and landscape, often focusing on artistic communities and their relationships with place